AN inquest into the death of a 93-year-old has been adjourned to allow nursing and care home staff to get legal representation.
Irene Sanderson fell at the Ingwood Nursing Home, West Vale, between Halifax and Stainland, on January 3 last year.
She was examined by a staff nurse but was only transferred to Calderdale Royal Hospital the following day. She died on February 1.
At the resumed inquest yesterday, staff nurse Heather Green told how she and two carers went to help Mrs Sanderson.
She examined Mrs Sanderson and said she had no ‘bad injuries’.
“I was happy that all was well. If I had had any concerns I would have phoned the doctor or paramedics,” she said.
Asked if she spotted any injuries of Mrs Sanderson’s face, Ms Green said she did not.
But when she was unable to explain a comment in her statement about reddening on Mrs Sanderson’s face, likened to a carpet burn, Ms Green said it was a long time ago and she could not remember.
The assistant coroner James Awty-Turnball said it was only fair to adjourn for the care and nursing staff to seek legal representation.
Mrs Sanderson worked as a weaver when she was younger.
Her son Barry Hughes was at yesterday’s hearing.
The coroner had previously heard that examinations at Calderdale Royal Hospital showed Mrs Sanderson may have had a chest infection.
There was reported to be abrasions and swelling to the right side of her face.